13 Feb UW-Madison medical school names new dean
Madison, Wis. — Robert N. Golden, vice dean of the University of North Carolina School of Medicine and former chair of the UNC Department of Psychiatry, has been named the dean of University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health.
Golden, 52, will assume the SMPH top leadership position in July. He will succeed Philip M. Farrell, who had announced that he would step down as dean in December 2005.
Golden worked with several members of the North Carolina legislature to create a stream of support for a new UNC School of Medicine program in translational medicine that pairs young faculty with senior mentors in both the basic and clinical sciences.
He also was the driving force behind a new compensation plan that offers incentives and rewards for outstanding performers in the basic sciences. Another program launched on Golden’s watch, the Academy of Educators, intensifies the school’s commitment to medical student education by providing substantial support for faculty and staff who dedicate their careers to teaching.